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Other malformations related to Dysmelia

  • Amelia: the absence of extremities where the arms and legs connect directly on the trunk.
  • Peromelia: the congenital shortening of the extremities in the form of stumps.
  • Micromelia: the presence of small extremities.

Treating dysmelia at the Institut Guttmann

There is currently no specific treatment, although the interdisciplinary rehabilitation approach involving families in the neurorehabilitation process provides the basis for achieving the maximum level of independence in activities of daily living for people affected by dysmelia

In many cases patients will require specialised surgery by the neuro-orthopaedic team, and prosthetic adaptation as the child grows.

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Patients can follow personalised treatment programmes to optimise their functional capacity or address a specific problem resulting from their neurological impairment. At Guttmann Barcelona patients can follow a totally personalised training and functionality improvement programme. 

Guttmann Barcelona

The Guttmann Barcelona, Brain Health and Neurorehabilitation Institute offers personalised training and function improvement programmes, as well as specialised intensive programmes. 

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Active Life programme

The Active Life programme is an innovative programme that goes one step beyond the traditional vision of hospital rehabilitation. The aim is to ensure that people regain the maximise amount of functional autonomy, as well as their ability to make decisions and manage their own lives according to their own lifestyle in an active and participatory way.

The origin of this initiative stems from the need to transfer learning and skills acquired during the rehabilitation process to the community environment. This facilitates adaptation and helps normalise the person’s new situation within the community.

This programme is adapted to the specific needs of each person and can be carried out whenever they need to acquire skills to learn to live independently.

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A space that is adapted and designed for you
GBL apartments

Guttmann Barcelona Life is a social facility consisting of a group of fully adapted and automated apartments that offer a wide range of complementary services tailored to each user. 

The apartments share a building with the Guttmann Barcelona Brain Health and Neurorehabilitation Institute, so it is possible to combine a stay with a specialised neurorehabilitation treatment.

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GBL apartments
GBL apartments
GBL apartments
GBL apartments
GBL apartments

References on dysmelia

Dysnet, The Online Dysmelia Community

Avite, Asociación de Víctimas de la Talidomida en España y otras inhabilidades